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Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1223

Item #NBA1351
MSRP:$109.95

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Women's NEW BALANCE® 1223 :: You knew it as the lightest, best-fitting, high mileage trainer in the 1200 series. Now it's even better! The women's New Balance® 1223 features full-length shock absorption, gentler heel cushioning and seamless liner make this the best yet. 10.2 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Lightning Dry: Hydrophobic polyester yarns that quickly move moisture away from the body to keep the wearer dry and comfortable
  • Extended Web: Provides exceptional stability and pronation control
  • Full-length ABZORB: Maximum shock absorption
  • Phantom Liner: Seamless liner reduces irritations against the foot - enhancing the comfort, fit and weight of the shoe
  • N-Lock: Enhances midfoot support
  • Stability Web: Superior, lightweight midfoot support
  • TS2 (Transitional Support System): Pronation control and smooth transition through gait cycle
  • N-Durance outsole: Rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas
  • ABZORB FL: NB's top of the line midsole material with excellent cushioning and compression set properties. A blend of Dupont Engage, Isoprene rubber and proprietary materials provide the ultimate ride

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1222
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|ABZORB|Forefoot|ABZORB
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather
  • Country of Origin: China

This shoe is a dream come true!

5

I used to wear NB1006. Loved them...started having plantar problems which left me without being able to walk let alone any other sports. PT, doctor visits, etc. No real improvement. Read other peoples reviews and found that over 5-6 people use this shoe with plantar problems and it totally got them back to running. I first put the shoe on and truly, my foot was like, "finally some pain relief." It changed immediately and the pain has been gone for over 6 months now. It looks like a regular shoe...trust me, its a miracle to people who are in pain! Already told the PT to start recommending this shoe.

healed in portland

Portland, OR

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Classic Shoe!

5

I run anywhere from 30-50 miles per week and have continued to buy these shoes for several years now. They are a staple in my running wardrobe and I don't know what I'll do when they discontinue them! The fit and support of the shoe are like no other. I've tried out other shoes over the last few years and keep coming back to this one. I have a slightly wide foot, so I started ordering the wider size and it fits perfectly.

canibi528

richmond, va

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I'd ran in NB's years ago ...

4

I'd ran in NB's years ago but the past 3 years I've been an asics girl. I alternated between the Kayano & Nimbus depending on length of runs, but have had problems with the fit up the uppers on both recent models (I like having all my toenails, thanks!). So today I did what you're never supposed to. I wore these, straight out of the box, for a half marathon this morning. The cushion didn't feel as "plush" as asics but was still more than adequate and my feet felt great through all 13.1 miles! No blisters, no knee pain and I ran a pretty fast half! I'm a fan!

Jessica R.

Undisclosed

Love these shoes!

5

I love these shoes and I hope Road Runner continues to have them! I recently bought a pair and now I just got a second pair so I can switch off between the two.

NB Girl

Maple Shade, NJ

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Great Shoe

4

Ordered a wide for winter running (wearing heavy socks) and ordered B width for summer running--fits my insert.....so definitely a wide toe box. Feels great. It will be the shoe that I alternate with training for a fall marathon.

Sandy

Finger Lakes area, New York

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After some disappointment ...

5

After some disappointment with the recent Asics Gel Kayanos (namely, the 13's), I decided to give New Balance another try. I'm not sure why a good wide-width is so difficult to find. The 1221s were decent but rigid; not the best marathon shoes for me. This update (1223) has quite possibly the smoothest heel to toe transition I've ever experienced. Stable and supportive, but well-cushioned and pliable at the same time. NB has won me over.

Marsha

Undisclosed

I ran in the 1221 with no ...

1

I ran in the 1221 with no problems. The 1222 was horrible. It was wonderful to hear about the 1223 coming out, but that's about as wonderful as it gets. Blister was a word I just heard about, never experienced. Well, the 1223's changed that. The blisters I got made up for nevering having them. This shoe is awful! After wearing New Balance for years, I am now looking at either Asics and Brooks.

janet

Undisclosed

What an amazing update ...

5

What an amazing update from the 1222. I loved the smooth transition from heel to forefoot, the cushiness and the flexibility and I'm a small runner! And this is the first shoe that I've every tried on (millions) that employs a design accounting for your calcaneus being on the lateral part of your foot! Great Job New Balance. You hit it the bulls-eye!

mdueceone

Undisclosed

I am a 220 lb female w/ ...

5

I am a 220 lb female w/ plantar fasciitis and these shoes have seen me from couch potato to 5k. I am currently up to about 15 miles of training a week. I have had a few aches and pains along the way but I am a big runner so what do you expect. These shoes have kept me running with few days off (to nurse sore knees and calves), so two thumbs up!

Jennifer

Undisclosed

In my age, I have ...

5

In my age, I have developed wider feet, and as a result have had difficulty finding running shoes that don't give me blisters. The last pair I had, (Nike), created a bunionette. These shoes are the most comfortable, fitting shoes I have ever worn, and I've been running for 29 years!!! Recommend them to all my running friends.

Dory

Undisclosed

I love this shoe. I did ...

5

I love this shoe. I did the 3 Day in November, and wore these shoes for two of the 3 days. I wore the 1224 for only one day and, although I trained in both, the 1223 was so much more comfortable...1224 gave me heel blisters...I'm so glad I can still buy the 1223!!

Diane

Undisclosed

I love these shoes! I've ...

5

I love these shoes! I've worn various NB shoes through the years and these are by far the best. They are supportive yet flexible with excellent cushioning. I'm confident that these shoes will get me through the next few months of marathon training.

NCRunner

Undisclosed

these shoes felt like ...

1

these shoes felt like slippers UNTIL the end of mile one.....I ended up with 4 big blisters and had to cut my run short. I put in ALOT of miles and use good socks and even had the glide stick with me that I applied twice. I've got to blame the shoe.

Deborah

Undisclosed

The Ultimate in Comfort

5

Since my 10.5 size is no longer available, I had to switch to an Asics and it is no match for the NB1223. Guess I will have to try something else to try and replace the NB I had worn for years.

Retired and loving it

Williamsburg, VA

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Love the shoe. I was so ...

4

Love the shoe. I was so bummed that Sacouny changed the hurricane 8 with the 9. The 9 was way too wide. This shoe fits my heal great. I have had no issues with blisters. Love it.

Anonymous

Undisclosed

Finally! 9 miles - no ...

5

Finally! 9 miles - no shinsplints! Love the way my heel is cradled, no slippage. Toe box is plenty wide. I was a closet over pronator, I guess, and this show fixed me right up.

Angelica

Undisclosed

Yuck! These shoes are the ...

1

Yuck! These shoes are the worst. Blisters no matter what you do. After wearing them for only several runs (one 20 miler), I'm going back to Saucony--I never should have left!

nora

Undisclosed

I'm a true Asics Kayano ...

4

I'm a true Asics Kayano fan, but gave these a try just so I can alternate between 2 different styles. It does the job on both long and short runs. Satisfied with this pair.

Marsha

Undisclosed

Great shoe if you need a ...

5

Great shoe if you need a wide toe box and snug heel. No slippage. Also wears well; I am a heavy heel striker and usually break down shoes fast, but not with this shoe.

Sharon

Undisclosed

I have a lot of ...

5

I have a lot of orthepidic problems and this shoe works great. Normally I get blisters but haven't had any with this shoe.

anony

Undisclosed

Great shoe. I love how it ...

5

Great shoe. I love how it hugs the heels but the toebox is so wonderfully wide! Amazingly comfortable.

Meredith

Undisclosed

Great shoes. feels ...

4

Great shoes. feels wonderful. I love the wide width

Beverly

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1.    Marsha rated this product 4 stars
Mon, April 13,2009:
I'm a true Asics Kayano fan, but gave these a try just so I can alternate between 2 different styles. It does the job on both long and short runs. Satisfied with this pair.
2.    Diane rated this product 5 stars
Tue, March 10,2009:
I love this shoe. I did the 3 Day in November, and wore these shoes for two of the 3 days. I wore the 1224 for only one day and, although I trained in both, the 1223 was so much more comfortable...1224 gave me heel blisters...I'm so glad I can still buy the 1223!!
3.    Jessica R. rated this product 4 stars
Mon, October 06,2008:
I'd ran in NB's years ago but the past 3 years I've been an asics girl. I alternated between the Kayano & Nimbus depending on length of runs, but have had problems with the fit up the uppers on both recent models (I like having all my toenails, thanks!). So today I did what you're never supposed to. I wore these, straight out of the box, for a half marathon this morning. The cushion didn't feel as "plush" as asics but was still more than adequate and my feet felt great through all 13.1 miles! No blisters, no knee pain and I ran a pretty fast half! I'm a fan!
4.    Jennifer rated this product 5 stars
Thu, July 03,2008:
I am a 220 lb female w/ plantar fasciitis and these shoes have seen me from couch potato to 5k. I am currently up to about 15 miles of training a week. I have had a few aches and pains along the way but I am a big runner so what do you expect. These shoes have kept me running with few days off (to nurse sore knees and calves), so two thumbs up!
5.    NCRunner rated this product 5 stars
Sat, June 07,2008:
I love these shoes! I've worn various NB shoes through the years and these are by far the best. They are supportive yet flexible with excellent cushioning. I'm confident that these shoes will get me through the next few months of marathon training.
6.    Marsha rated this product 5 stars
Sun, June 01,2008:
After some disappointment with the recent Asics Gel Kayanos (namely, the 13's), I decided to give New Balance another try. I'm not sure why a good wide-width is so difficult to find. The 1221s were decent but rigid; not the best marathon shoes for me. This update (1223) has quite possibly the smoothest heel to toe transition I've ever experienced. Stable and supportive, but well-cushioned and pliable at the same time. NB has won me over.
7.    Sharon rated this product 5 stars
Wed, May 07,2008:
Great shoe if you need a wide toe box and snug heel. No slippage. Also wears well; I am a heavy heel striker and usually break down shoes fast, but not with this shoe.
8.    Angelica rated this product 5 stars
Mon, April 14,2008:
Finally! 9 miles - no shinsplints! Love the way my heel is cradled, no slippage. Toe box is plenty wide. I was a closet over pronator, I guess, and this show fixed me right up.
9.    Dory rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 16,2008:
In my age, I have developed wider feet, and as a result have had difficulty finding running shoes that don't give me blisters. The last pair I had, (Nike), created a bunionette. These shoes are the most comfortable, fitting shoes I have ever worn, and I've been running for 29 years!!! Recommend them to all my running friends.
10.    anony rated this product 5 stars
Sat, January 12,2008:
I have a lot of orthepidic problems and this shoe works great. Normally I get blisters but haven't had any with this shoe.
11.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
Wed, December 19,2007:
Love the shoe. I was so bummed that Sacouny changed the hurricane 8 with the 9. The 9 was way too wide. This shoe fits my heal great. I have had no issues with blisters. Love it.
12.    nora rated this product 1 star
Sun, December 09,2007:
Yuck! These shoes are the worst. Blisters no matter what you do. After wearing them for only several runs (one 20 miler), I'm going back to Saucony--I never should have left!
13.    janet rated this product 1 star
Fri, November 09,2007:
I ran in the 1221 with no problems. The 1222 was horrible. It was wonderful to hear about the 1223 coming out, but that's about as wonderful as it gets. Blister was a word I just heard about, never experienced. Well, the 1223's changed that. The blisters I got made up for nevering having them. This shoe is awful! After wearing New Balance for years, I am now looking at either Asics and Brooks.
14.    Meredith rated this product 5 stars
Sat, October 13,2007:
Great shoe. I love how it hugs the heels but the toebox is so wonderfully wide! Amazingly comfortable.
15.    Beverly rated this product 4 stars
Fri, October 05,2007:
Great shoes. feels wonderful. I love the wide width
16.    Deborah rated this product 1 star
Sun, September 30,2007:
these shoes felt like slippers UNTIL the end of mile one.....I ended up with 4 big blisters and had to cut my run short. I put in ALOT of miles and use good socks and even had the glide stick with me that I applied twice. I've got to blame the shoe.
17.    mdueceone rated this product 5 stars
Wed, August 29,2007:
What an amazing update from the 1222. I loved the smooth transition from heel to forefoot, the cushiness and the flexibility and I'm a small runner! And this is the first shoe that I've every tried on (millions) that employs a design accounting for your calcaneus being on the lateral part of your foot! Great Job New Balance. You hit it the bulls-eye!
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